Dynamic – Emotive – Captivating
- Gemma trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and went on to complete her training at Central School of Ballet School. Notable performance credits include Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures for 11 years and Gothenburg Ballet in Sweden. Gemma received a distinction for a Masters of Arts Choreography degree in 2018 through Central School of Ballet and University of Kent.
- Gemma’s associate choreographer opera credits include San Francisco Opera; Vienna Staatsoper; Grand Theatre de Geneve directed by Sir David McVicar for productions Les Troyens and Medea. Theatre, Film, Music & Commercial associate credits include: Ink (Almeida, West End and Broadway) directed by Rupert Goold; Love In The Idleness (Menier Chocolate factory) directed by Sir Trevor Nunn; Albion (Almeida) directed by Rupert Goold. Pet Shop Boys live at Hyde Park 2019 and their video for Monkey Business.
- Choreography and Movement Direction credits: The Windsor’s (Channel 4), Acis and Galatea (ENO) directed by Sarah Tipple; The Fateful Voyage Workshops directed by James Bonas. In 2020 she was rehearsal/stage director and co-choreographer to Lynne Page for Pet Shop Boys 2020 ITV National Television Awards and The One Show.
- Gemma creates narrative-driven work for film and theatre under Payne Productions. Their independent projects show an innovative and theatrical visual language. The use of driving linear narrative thread allows breathing space for shifts from naturalism to surrealism to challenge the audience’s mind. In 2019 Arts Council England and Wilton’s Music Hall supported Payne Productions choreographic residency for the R&D of Bluebird.